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SmilynStef
Cornfields of the midwest
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Lawn Fawn released a new Sketch Challenge today, which was the perfect opportunity to ink-up the new-to-me Lawn Fawn Say What! Christmas Critters. I used Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Christmas papers to piece together the sketch. I colored my Llama... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Ingenious Inkling
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For some reason, when I saw the current Fusion Card Challenge I thought WEDDING (could be because all of my Halloween Cards are already done & in the mail). Black and white make an elegant wedding card. I started with... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Ingenious Inkling
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The newest Mini-Challenge at Unity Stamp Company is called Grounded to Space ... using an inky background to ground something that isn't on the ground (i.e. air or sea). I don't remember every consciously doing this technique before, so I... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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The current Impression Obsession Challenge is Harvest Treats (aka Fruits & Vegetables). The only produce stamp in my Impression Obsession Stamp was ... surprise ... Corn (what else would an Iowa girl have). I used a variety of Ink Pads... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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We're still creating PINK holiday cards for a Cure at Jingle Belles. I am always on the lookout for Pink Holiday paper, and on my travels last week, I picked up the fun Holly Jolly Collection from My Mind's Eye.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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Another baby card using the MFT Die-namics Baby Onesie Die and this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge. I die cut the Die-Namics Baby Onesie from adorable Rockin' Monkey Paper from the Basic Grey Oh Boy collection and Blueprints 33 Die-namics... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of skipping through blogland: a Mini Boston Cream Pie how pretty is this Tag Grid Layout Thai Curry Pumpkin Soup this Sock Gnome (shown) is adorable ... or maybe you like this Sock Gnome more Stamp Carving 101... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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Tonight I needed a baby card, so I started with the current Paper Craft Crew Challenge Sketch. I love the vintage Baby Carriage from Impression Obsession. I didn't have any sentiment stamps that were the right proportion, so I used... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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The current Mini-Challenge at Unity Stamp Company is this gorgeous Autumn Rainbow Color Palette. I knew I wanted to ink blend those gorgeous colors, so I chose ...say it big from Unity. Why yes, I did use some Christmas paper... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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When I saw the Library Card Challenge was Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone, I knew I had to break out my Expecto Stamp Set from The Ink Road. I used this week's (CAS)e This Sketch! for my layout with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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After spending the weekend with Taylor, I wanted to make a Taylored Expressions card tonight ... the October theme at the Monthly Maker Challenge is Happy Halloween. I pulled out a vintage set ... Fa-BOO-lous illustrated by Taylor herself ...... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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I had the privilege of attending Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy 2019 in Ankeny, Iowa yesterday (about a 2 hour drive westward for me). Taylor puts on such a fabulous event that is so organized and professional. First thing, I found... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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As we always do in October, the Jingle Belles (Lauren and I) are celebrating a PINK Christmas for a Cure ... that means for every PINK holiday card linked-up, we will each donate $2 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of blogland fun: Distress Oxide Inks on Black Cardstock ... spooky cool Pecan Pie Cobbler ... two of my favorite things I love a good dense Sticky Bun jealous of this Pantry Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies fabulous painted... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Come join me at the Technique Junkies Blog today where I'm making several cards with Monochromatic Backgrounds ... remember 10% off your entire order with TJ10Stephanie at checkout. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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The current Impression Obsession Challenge theme is Halloween or Fall Colors ... so I figured I might as well do both. This Plaid Tag is one of my favorite new Impression Obsession Products. I paired it with a couple of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Tonight I realized I had absolutely no baby cards in my stash ... how does that happen? So baby cards are on the creative agenda. I started with Taylored Expressions Bubble Greetings - Baby. I paper-pieced the sweet little onesie.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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The second World Card Making Day Challenge at Pinkfresh Studio is a Jump Start to the Holidays. The only Pinkfresh Holiday stamps I have are the fabulous Stamping Village Collaboration Holiday Seals, which is perfect for this week's CAS(E) this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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One of the World Card Making Day Challenges at Pinkfresh Studio is to create a card using your favorite technique. One of my favorite techniques is being able to stamp an image ... then coloring, spraying and/or painting the image... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Since I was on a roll, I decided to do the 3rd and final challenge at the Joy Clair Blog for World Card Making Day. The theme is Break the Rules and Open Your Window! ... Create something different that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Therm-o-Web is having a Rainbow Challenge for World Card Making Day ... I'd love to win their entire collection of transfer sheets. I took a page from the Jennifer Maguire Playbook and made a rainbow with scraps I had in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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If you're reading this blog, it's likely that you already know it is World Card Making Day. After going to the gym, grocery shopping and doing some laundry, I've settled into my studio to find some space to create ...... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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We're still creating non-Christmas cards for the other holidays at Jingle Belles. I chose black, white & gold with a peace theme for this weeks card ... this would also be a great thank you card as well. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of skipping through blogland: Salted Caramel Apple Crisp Bars adorable Halloween Tags Pie Crust Crackers ... yes please free Halloween Printables amazing Quilted Portraits by Bisa Butler (shown) did you know you could read books on Instagram Chocolate... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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I grew-up in the town with an annual Maple Leaf Festival ... and I had a special affinity for the large maple tree in our back yard that held our tire swing and changed beautiful shades of red, orange and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling